Civil Litigation Clinic
| A Look Inside the Civil Litigation Clinic
Featuring Associate Professor Tamara Kuennen
Students participating in the Civil Litigation Clinic help low-income clients work through civil controversies in three areas: housing discrimination and eviction defense, domestic violence, civil protection orders, and immigration / labor issues, including wage and hour litigation. In addition to integrating legal theory and practice, students in the Civil Litigation Clinic are required to work on a community project during their time in the clinic.
The model of the Civil Litigation Clinic is based on student self-direction and community outreach. Because of this focus, students have a great deal of input into and ability to shape their clinical experience. With this focus, students are able to obtain a variety of learning experiences and target their expressed areas of interest.
In order to meet the community outreach goal of the Civil Litigation Clinic, students and faculty created community projects. The projects have varied through the years as the needs of our client community has changed and the interest of students shifted. Below is a description of the Civil Litigation Clinic projects.
- Warranty of Habitability Legislation
- Preservation of Affordable Housing Project
- Civil Access Pilot Project